TORONTO — The federal government says it’s developing regulations to ban the use plastic microbeads in personal care products.
Microbeads are small particles that are used in a range of personal care products such as body scrubs and toothpaste.
WASHINGTON — In California, they’re counting on it to end an historic drought; in Peru, they’ve already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It’s both an economic stimulus and a recession-maker. And it’s likely to increase the price of coffee, chocolate and sugar.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Scientists have identified a “close cousin” to Earth that’s orbiting a sun-like star and might harbour life.
The researchers announced their discovery yesterday based on observations from NASA’s Kepler space telescope.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Scientists have identified a “close cousin” to Earth that’s orbiting a sun-like star and might harbour life.
The researchers announced their discovery Thursday based on observations from NASA’s Kepler space telescope.
SEATTLE — The annual July tally of endangered orcas is complete, and researchers have counted 81 whales, including four babies born since last winter.
WASHINGTON — Earth dialed the heat up in June, smashing warm temperature records for both the month and the first half of the year.
Off-the-charts heat is “getting to be a monthly thing,” said Jessica Blunden, a climate scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. June was the fourth month of 2015 that set a record, she said.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A study of an Alaska polar bear population in summer concludes the bear’s biology will not help stave off starvation in the face of global warming.
PORTLAND, Ore. — What grows quickly, is packed with protein, has twice the nutritional value of kale and tastes like bacon?
The answer, according to scientists at Oregon State University, is a new strain of seaweed they recently patented.
HONOLULU — A team trying to fly a solar-powered plane around the world said Wednesday it is suspending the journey in Hawaii after the plane suffered battery damage during its record-breaking flight to the islands.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft was expected to get up-close and personal with Pluto on Tuesday, on track to zoom within 7,800 miles (12,500 kilometres) of the small icy world left unexplored until now.